Soccer Gaming Catch-All

Football Tactics & Glory has some management aspects to it that you might enjoy. It's definitely not FM or FIFA, but it's really fun and the devs are very involved in the community.

Thanks, I have read about that. Basically football management meets X-Com from what I understand. I will wishlist!

Blegh PES is going free to play apparently.

https://in.ign.com/pes-2022/162968/n...

I've been a PES over FIFA guy forever but if there's no master league, I'm out.

Yeah, this is "we want that Fortnite money."

No thank you, I'm out.

More proof I'm getting old and the gaming industry is not going for whatever market slice I'm in. There are talks about possible DLC on top of the free-to-play, where the current single player modes would be for sale. We'll see, but my hopes are not high.

As a sidenote: with this move, Konami is also side-lining the entire Belgian market. Our government classified all these loot boxey things as gambling years ago, meaning I was never able to purchase gold coins in PES on the PS4 store for example. With a free-to-play model, they will have to push towards in-app purchases even more to get revenue, much of which will not even be available in my neck of the woods.

Would things like the Master League count as an in-app purchase ? I would have thought that if PES works through Steam, then the purchase would be in actual currency, rather than gold coins or whatever Konami use.

Apparently Master League as DLC has been confirmed today, so that would indeed be in normal currency. Option files would be supported "at a later stage".

Non sequitur: There's so much noise about the name change from PES to eFootball to sift through when digging for actual news. They could name it Call of National Team Duty: Centre Back Ops for all I care, just give me something to play casually while the online community makes each others lives miserable

dejanzie wrote:

They could name it Call of National Team Duty: Centre Back Ops for all I care, just give me something to play casually while the online community makes each others lives miserable :lol:

SI revealed its plans for including women's football in Football Manager. Seems like they're going about it the right way.

https://www.footballmanager.com/news...

You'll be able to do a Phil Neville: have a career of mismanaging men's and women's teams in the same save!

I'm really looking forward to it. Seems it won't be until FM22 or FM23 though.

I'm late to these, but apparently the John Bois thing Secret Base did a couple of videos on messing around with football formations in FM

Part 1:

Part 2: